Cyclist killed by truck was OPP officer
Jun. 7, 2006. 05:13 PM
An OPP officer has died after a cycling accident on Tremaine Rd. near Derry Rd. in Milton.
Sgt Gregory Stobbart, 45, an 18-year veteran of the force, was critcally injured yesterday in collision with a dump trunk.
He and his family had just recently moved to Burlington after being transferred to the Caledon detachment from Killaloe Detachment on May 23.
The fatality continues to be probed by Halton's traffic bureau and anybody with information is asked to contact them at 905-825-4777 or 905-634-1831 ext 5123 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Tremain Rd. had been closed to traffic for most yesterday but re-opened around 5p.m.
Halton Police said Stobbart succumbed to his injuries at about 9:30 p.m at Hamilton General Hospital.
Police said the collision occurred when Stobbart was cycling and the dump trunk was travelling north on Tremaine Rd. at about 12:30 p.m.
Initial investigation revealed the right side mirror of the five-ton truck struck the officer as the vehicle was overtaking him.
The truck driver from Grimsby wasn't injured.